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Oxidation Reactions

This page lists the learning units from the topic "Oxidation Reactions" in a reasonable order with regard to contents.

Oxidation Reactions

Introduction to Oxidation and Reduction Level 120 min.

This learning unit gives an introduction to oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry. The determination of oxidation numbers of organic compounds is shown. More specific learning units can be accessed from overview pages. 

Ozonolysis of Alkenes Level 220 min.

This learning unit gives a detailed description of the ozonolysis of alkenes followed by a reductive workup. The mechanism and the reductive cleavage of the ozonide are explained. 

Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation Level 220 min.

This learning unit describes the mechanism, application and practical setup of the Baeyer-Villiger oxidation. 

Epoxidation of Alkenes with Peracids Level 240 min.

This learning unit explains the epoxidation of alkenes with peracids. The mechanism, the effects of various substituents, the biological impact and practical setup are described. 

Other Epoxidation Methods Level 220 min.

This learning unit gives an insight into different epoxidation techniques, e.g. the chlorohydrine method, the halcon reaction and the Sharpless epoxidation. 

Dihydroxylation of Alkenes Level 220 min.

This learning unit describes the mechanism of the cis -dihydroxylation of alkenes with both osmium tetroxide and potassium permanganate. The applications and practical setup is explained in detail. 

Oxidative Cleavage of 1,2-Diols Level 220 min.

This learning unit explains the mechanism, stereochemistry and applications of the oxidative cleavage of 1,2-diols with periodic acid. 

Oxidation of Alcohols Level 220 min.

This learning unit introduces various methods to oxidize alcohols, as well as several suitable oxidizing agents. Furthermore, the biological impact is explained. 

Oxidation of Aldehydes to Carboxylic Acids Level 220 min.

This learning unit shows several methods to oxidize aldehydes to carboxylic acids. The oxidation mechanism, practical setup and biological relevance are explained. 

Oxidation of Phenols to Benzoquinones Level 220 min.

This learning unit explains the mechanism of the oxidation of phenols to benzoquinones. Various applications of this redox system are shown. 

Oxidation of Methylene Groups to Carbonyl Groups Level 220 min.

This learning unit explains the oxidation of a methylene group to a carbonyl group. The synthesis of acetophenone serves as an example for the relevance of this reaction in industry. 

Oxidation of Methylidene Groups to Carbonyl Groups Level 220 min.

The oxidation of a methylidene group to a carbonyl group is explained in this learning unit using the example of the Wacker oxidation. 

Oxidative Decarboxylation Level 220 min.

This learning unit deals with the oxidative decarboxylation of carboxylic acids. The mechanisms of both the Hunsdiecker reaction and the Kolbe electrolysis are explained. 

Aromatisation of Six-Membered Rings Level 220 min.

This learning unit demonstrates various methods to aromatise six-membered rings, e.g. catalytic dehydrogenation and the aromatisation with sulfur and quinone. 

Oxidation of Aromatic Side Chains Level 220 min.

This learning unit gives an insight into the oxidation of aromatic side chains. The mechanism and applications in laboratory and industry are explained. 

Oxidation of Tertiary Amines to Amine Oxides Level 220 min.

This learning unit describes the oxidation of tertiary amines to amine oxides. The mechanism, applications and practical setup are explained. 

Oxidation of Amines to Nitroso Compounds Level 220 min.

This learning unit explains the oxidation of amines to nitroso compounds with special focus on nitrosamines. Various applications in both laboratory and industry are introduced. 

Oxidation of Sulfides to Sulfoxides and Sulfones Level 220 min.

This learning unit describes the oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides and sulfones. The mechanism and practical setup in the laboratory are explained.